How to BE in God’s Will

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV

16   Be joyful always;

17   pray continually;

18   give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Corinthians 1:9 TLB – God will surely do this for you, for he always does just what he says, and he is the one who invited you into this wonderful friendship with his Son, even Christ our Lord.

(v. 18)

I. Be Joyful

II. Be Prayerful

1 Peter 5:7 NIV – casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

III. Be Thankful

1 Thessalonians 1:2 NIV – We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers.

Philippians 1:12-18 NIV12 Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel. 13 As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. 14 Because of my chains, most of the brothers in the Lord have been encouraged to speak the word of God more courageously and fearlessly. 15 It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill. 16 The latter do so in love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. 17 The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains. 18 But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice,

Romans 8:28 KJV – And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Psalm 103:1-2 KJV1 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. 2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

Things

Helpers

Adversity

Now

Psalm 118:24 KJV – Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

Kindness

Salvation

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